commercialIn today’s dynamic business and regulatory environment for corporate/commercial transactions, you need a partner with knowledge, versatility and determination to help you achieve your goals.

Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions. Using a forward-thinking approach, Baker Chase works together with you to create innovative solutions, helping you preserve value while managing risk.

From strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration, we are by your side, helping you effectively and efficiently meet your business needs. Our practical approach, coupled with sound, constructive and responsive advice, allows you to navigate roadblocks at critical moments. We maximise our expertise to meet your business needs.

Commercial Law

As specialist commercial lawyers we are able to assist on a full range of commercial matters for growing businesses covering:

  • Terms and conditions of business with clients.
  • Terms of business with suppliers.
  • Drafting and negotiating of agency, distribution and franchising agreements.
  • Trademark searches and trademark registration.
  • All other aspects of the intellectual property including copyright, patent and intellectual property assignments.
  • Bank financing including giving of independent legal advice on loans and personal guarantees.

We also specialise in advising on all aspects of business partnerships and joint business ventures which include the following:

  • Whether a partnership or limited liability partnership is appropriate.
  • Formation of partnerships and limited liability partnerships.
  • Resolution of partnership disputes.
  • Partnership exits and restructurings.
  • Preparation of joint venture agreements either for deadlocked companies or where minority interests are held.

Vastly experienced in sales and purchasing of businesses whether this be an asset or share sale or acting for a purchaser or seller:

  • Preparing companies for sale including undertaking due diligence work and legal auditing.
  • Preliminary steps including structuring issues, heads of terms and exclusivity and confidentiality agreements.
  • Business and share sales and purchase, both international and domestic for private or public companies.
  • MBOs and MBIs.
  • Advising on the sale or acquisition of medical practices, dental practices and care homes.

Company Law

We are business lawyers and act as a general corporate adviser and sounding board on day to day corporate matters including:

  • All aspects of company formation or restructuring including the drafting of bespoke articles of association and shareholder agreements.
  • Resolving shareholder disputes and advising majority or minority shareholders on their respective rights.
  • Dealing with director and shareholder exits including negotiating the terms of exit.
  • Advising on all aspects of company law including the Companies Acts 1985, 1989 and 2006 including the application of Table A for companies who have “of the shelf” corporate governance documents.
  • Providing independent legal advice to individual directors, both executive and non-executive as well as advising on their duties and liabilities on exit and insolvency matters.
  • Acting as corporate adviser to companies and their boards.
  • [Providing a comprehensive company secretarial and registered office service].
  • Preparing all necessary board minutes, resolutions and carrying out Companies House filings including writing up of statutory books.